approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mark's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Mark Davis comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mark Davis - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Mark Davis" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mark a little better. This page describes the disguise Davis wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Mark Davis will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Mark has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Mark Davis very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Davis is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Mark Davis will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Davis' politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Mark Davis appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Davis is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Mark possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Mark Davis - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Mark Davis does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Mark.
Others see Mark Davis as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Davis shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Mark Davis usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Assertiveness and confrontation is very much part of Davis' way of approaching life. Waiting for someone else to make the first move is not Davis' style. Though Mark Davis values harmony and pleasantness, he often feels that others are trying to control him or are not trying to cooperate with him. Others feel that Mark demands too much of them. Surprisingly, Mark Davis is often perceived by others as a trouble maker or instigator, even when Davis' intention is to help and assist them.
Mark Davis comes across as tolerant, broad-minded, and well educated or as a seasoned traveler. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Davis is apt to have a significant, beneficial impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Ascendant in Libra
Jupiter Trine Asc.